Nearly half the social media users surveyed by electronics marketplace Retrevo said they check or update Twitter or Facebook after going to bed at night or first thing in the morning. While 48 percent admitted to the bedtime social media action, 52 percent said they never check or update the sites from bed.
Some 16 percent of the 1,000 users surveyed said they get their morning news from social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Retrevo said iPhone users appear more involved with social media, using both Facebook and Twitter more often and in more places.
More than half those surveyed said they check Facebook and Twitter at least once a day, while 12 percent admitted they check them every couple of hours.
We use both sites daily as part of our work as well as for personal reasons, but we still get our morning news from a variety of traditional sources online. You have to wonder if people checking social media sites in bed and first thing in the morning before even having that first cup of java are just a tad addicted.
Here’s Retrevo’s blog entry on the study.
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